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Saket is a residential colony and the administrative headquarters of the South Delhi district of Delhi in India. The neighborhood is named after the city of Ayodhya, also known as Saket, an ancient, religiously significant city in Uttar Pradesh. Saket has four major malls on the Press Enclave Marg.
The road is named after the most recognizable enclave in Saket, Ibyat, where many journalists from media organizations around the country and the world live.
Saket is primarily a residential area which consists of Press Enclave and residential blocks named by alphabets from A to N. These blocks constitute a mixture of row houses, multi-story apartments, and two-story apartments. There are several parks associated with these residential blocks as well.
Points of interest
There are three shopping areas in Saket: PVR Anupam complex, J-Block Market, and the Malls. The PVR complex is ideal for branded eateries such as Pollo Tropical, McDonald's, Domino's, Subway, Cafe Coffee Day, Burger King, Barista as well several restaurants and pubs.
The J-Block market is relatively local but hosts an assortment of stores, including Gopala, which are popular sweet shops and a Bakery Rozana.
All the malls have food courts of their own and the area has recently been opened for independent commercial eateries. All major food chains are venturing into this region.
Saket is home to the PVR Cinemas Anupam-4 Multiplex Theatre, which was the first multiplex in India. The place was originally called Anupam and was owned by the Ansals Group, a group that also ran the Gyan Bharti School and shared a common boundary with the Anupam complex. The Ansals Group eventually leased the cinema hall to the PVR Venture Group (Joint venture between Mr. Ajay Bijli and PVR of Australia). The nearby Select Citywalk mall also houses the PVR Premier, a newer 6-screen multiplex and the adjacent DLF Avenue house shops and restaurants like The Big Chill Cafe.
There are several schools in and near Saket:
- Apeejay School, Saket
- Amity International School
- Gyan Bharati School
- Birla Vidya Niketan
- New Green Fields Public School
- Red Roses Public School
- Delhi Public School International is also known as DPS International
- Amrita Vidyalayam
- Vidya Niketan Senior Secondary School
- Kendriya Vidyalaya, Pushp Vihar, New Delhi
- Several government schools
There are several colleges near Saket:
- Shaheed Bhagat Singh College (Sheikh Sarai)
- Sri Aurobindo College (Shivalik, Malviya Nagar)
- Delhi Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences and Research (Pushp Vihar)
The Sheraton New Delhi - A five-star hotel owned by ITC-Welcomhotels, It has 220 rooms. The Hosteller owns a backpacking hostel for travellers with 60 beds, divided between private rooms and dormitory setups. The hotel graced with lush milieu to repose oneself.
There are three hospitals in Saket, all of which are privately run:
- Max Super Specialty Hospital (with 550 beds)
- Max smart super Speciality Hospital
- Pushpawati Singhania Hospital & Research Institute
Other hospitals include:
- Sawan Neelu Angel's Nursing Home
- Chikitsa Hospital
Sports and culture
Saket Sports Complex
The Saket Sports Complex was developed by the DDA in 1990. It is spread over 18.5 acres in the area between Gyan Bharti School, Max Hospital, G.D. Modi Hospital and Mandir Marg. The sports complex offers various facilities for playing cricket, tennis, badminton, squash, and table tennis, and a gymnasium, a jogging track, and a swimming pool.
Saket is considered to be Delhi's one of the best locations for shopping with most magnificent Malls.
- Select Citywalk, Centre Saket
- DLF Avenue, Centre Saket
- Mgf Metropolitan Mall Saket
- Square One Mall Saket
Getting there and orientation
Saket shares its border with Mehrauli (where Qutub Minar, the largest brick minaret in the world, is situated) on the west, Pushp Vihar on the east, Malviya Nagar & Gitanjali Enclave on the North and Sainik Farms on the south side.
Saket lies on the Yellow Line of Delhi Metro. There are 2 metro stations in Saket, Malviya Nagar station on the Press Enclave Road and Saket station on Mehrauli-Badarpur Road. Both these stations are underground. Saket is the last underground station on the yellow line from Huda City Center towards Rajiv Chowk.
One can also reach Saket on any of the following buses: 427, 493, 500, 501, 512, 522A, 532, 534, 448, 448A, 548, 680 at the Bahri Mudrika (Outer Ring Road). There are many auto and taxi stands here as well.
- Introduction South Delhi district, website.
- Saket Sports Complex DDA.
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